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Phoenix native to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Lynda Carter attends the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

PHOENIX – Television’s original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, will be honored in April with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A native of Phoenix, Carter’s acting career started in 1974 when she was chosen to be Helen Chase in one episode of “Nakia,” a television series that lasted just one season.

In 1975, she played Zelda in the movie “A Matter of Wife…and Death” before taking on the role of Bobbi Dee for one episode in the series “Matt Helm.”

Carter’s big break came that same year when she became television’s first Wonder Woman, appearing in 60 episodes in the original show from 1975-79.

She has appeared in 43 different titles throughout her career, stemming from television shows to movies and even some video games.

Aside from her time as Wonder Woman, some of her most notable features came in the original “Starsky and Hutch” in 1976, “Partners in Crime” in 1984, “Hawkeye” from 1994-95, “Super Troopers” in 2001, and the “Dukes of Hazzard” in 2005.

Carter has also made guest appearances on popular television shows such as “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” as well as “Two and a Half Men” and “Supergirl.”

Her most recent acting gig came this year in “Super Troopers 2,” as the filming for the sequel to the 2001 comedy was just completed. The movie is set to be released later this year.

Carter has been nominated for seven awards in her 43-year acting career, winning the TV Land Award for Superest Super Hero in 1975, the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and the Television Pioneer Award in 2017.

Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be revealed on April 3.

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